We will be taking part in the National Anti-Bullying Week from Monday 16 November to Friday 20 November 2020. The theme this year is United Against Bullying.

The Anti-Bullying Alliance state:

This year, more than ever, we’ve witnessed the positive power that society can have when we come together to tackle a common challenge. 

Anti-Bullying Week is no different. Bullying has a long lasting effect on those who experience and witness it. But by channelling our collective power, through shared efforts and shared ambitions, we can reduce bullying together. From parents and carers, to teachers and politicians, to children and young people, we all have a part to play in coming together to make a difference. 

We’re all a piece in the puzzle, and together, we’re united against bullying.

In order to highlight this year’s anti-bullying campaign, we will be joining the rest of the country in participating in odd socks day and we are inviting all students to wear odd socks to school on Monday 16 November 2020 – the more colourful the better. We are asking students to bring a £1 donation to support anti- bullying projects in school over the coming year.

In addition to this, we will have a number of anti-bullying themed assemblies virtually delivered and PSHE lessons over the week will focus of anti-bullying. 

As part of the week to raise awareness, we will also be hosting a guess the staff members’ odd socked foot competition with a prize for the form group of the most correct guesses.

Following this week, we will be re launching FAB teams – The Grange Friends Against Bullying team. This will have to work slightly differently than in previous years due to bubbles but we are excited to be re launching this initiative to support our students and to unite the school against all forms of bullying. Once this is set up, I will send out more information about this.

As a school, we would encourage all parents to talk to their children about bullying, some resources to support you can be found here:

https://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/parents-and-carers

If you have any questions about our anti-bullying week, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs S Jackson – sjackson@grange.bucks.sch.uk

We hope that you are able to support us in our aim to be united against bullying across the whole school.